John Sanderson Major

1896–15 May 1980 (Age 84)
Flamborough, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John Sanderson

When John Sanderson Major was born in 1896, his father, Richard Major, was 26 and his mother, Annie Major, was 16. He married Jessie Priest in 1917, in Old Clee, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Kilnsea, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died on 15 May 1980, at the age of 84, and was buried in Flamborough, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom.

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John Sanderson Major
Jessie Priest
Marriage: 1917

Spouse and Children

Old Clee, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings


    Annie Major




World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 8

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 12

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 22

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Malg(i)er, Maug(i)er, composed of the Germanic elements madal ‘council’ + gār, gēr ‘spear’. The surname is now also established in Ulster.2 Hungarian: from a shortened form of majorosgazda ( see Majoros ), or a derivative of German Meyer 1.3 Polish, Czech, and Slovak: from the military rank major (derived from Latin maior ‘greater’), a word related to English mayor and the German surname Meyer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Sanderson Major, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • John Sanderson Major in household of Richard Major, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • John Sanderson Major, "BillionGraves Index"

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